A 47-year-old female asked:
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had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. it quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can i still get ovarian cancer?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: A yearly check of the ovary at your gynecologist is your best prevention. Ovarian cancer is fairly common and this is worth doing.
Answered on May 23, 2014
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S.
Answered on May 29, 2014

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